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Fundraiser to benefit local tot
Felicia, born in September 2011, was diagnosed with Apert Syndrome, which causes the bones in the skull, mid-face, hands and feet to fuse together. She will undergo her first cranial surgery May 15.
The fundraiser will include three games of bowling and shoe rental for a donation of $10 per person. There will also be prize and 50/50 raffles.
For more information, call 419-691-8551.
The “Honky Tonk Angels” follows the journey of three women who are fed up with their lives and set out to chase their dreams of becoming country music stars. They meet on a bus on their way to Nashville where they strike up a friendship and decide to pursue their dream together as a trio.
The show includes many country music classics by artists such as Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and Willie Nelson.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors/students and they can be purchased in advance or at the door. Call 419-691-1398 or visit www.oregoncommunitytheatre.org for more information.
Volunteers age 14 and older are needed for morning shifts from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and afternoon shifts from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Claire’s Day is a free family book festival held annually in honor of Claire Lynsey Rubini, who died suddenly July 6, 2000 as a result of a heart condition. Since its inception, thousands of families have been impacted by Claire’s Day, the largest reading festival in Northwest Ohio.
Ten authors and illustrators will be featured at this year’s event. In addition, C.A.R.E. Awards, or Claire’s Award for Reading Excellence, will be presented to local children who have made great strides in their reading ability.
Volunteer forms are available online at www.clairesday.org. Written permission from a parent or guardian is needed for volunteers ages 14-17.
In ArtsPower’s musical adaptation of the classic tale by Marcus Pfister at The Valentine Theatre April 21 at 2 p.m., the Rainbow Fish comes to understand that making others happy is the best path to happiness.
For tickets or more information, visit valentinetheatre.com or call The Valentine Box Office at 419-242-2787.
This show will feature many of the newest spring decorating items and ideas including dried and floral arrangements; soaps and lotions; fabric creations; jewelry; metalwork; ceramics, seasonal items and more.
Admission and parking are free.
The evening will include a chicken dinner, cash bar, raffles and music. The donation is $25 per person ($15 for youths 14 and younger). Proceeds raised will help defray the cost of Besgrove’s treatment and surgery.
For more information, call Teresa Besgrove at 419-343-6980. Tickets sales are by advance reservation only.
The 5K run/walk, presented by Mercy Children’s Hospital, starts at 8:30 a.m. and is certified by USA Track and Field (USATF).
The 5K run is chip-timed, with award categories for men and women in several age groups. The 5K walk is non-competitive and does not include awards. The course winds through the zoo’s grounds (before public hours), as well as the residential streets around the Zoo.
The Dart Frog Dash also features a popular Kids’ Fun Run, sponsored by McDonald’s. The 1K walk/run is open to kids age 12 and younger. In addition to recognition for all finishers, Hugs the Hippo and Ronald McDonald and Friends will be at the finish line to greet the runners/walkers. After the race, families are encouraged to stay at the zoo for the fun “Get Active” show featuring Ronald McDonald and Friends at 11:30 a.m. in the Indoor Theatre.
Participants who pre-register by May 6 will receive a free Toledo Zoo Dart Frog Dash t-shirt. Snacks, fruit, sports drinks and water will be provided beyond the finish line in the zoo’s Main Plaza; one water station will be provided on the 5K course.
Race packets (for participants registered by May 9) will be available at Dave’s Running Shop in Starlite Plaza, Sylvania Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10, from 3 to 8 p.m.
For more information, visit toledozoo.org/dartfrog.
The traveling exhibit, made possible by the Ohio Humanities Council, consists of poignant photographs depicting the impact of the Great Depression on Ohio’s landscape.
The exhibit opens with a free program by author Kenneth J. Bindas called, “How Did Ordinary People Experience The Great Depression?” April 14 at 1 p.m. Using more than 600 oral histories, Bindas shares views and experiences of common people during this extraordinary time, tackling issues from FDR and government agencies to consumerism and their lack of employment.
The museum is located at 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekends 1-4 p.m. A $4 suggested donation per adult is appreciated. For more information, visit www.woodcountyhistory.org.
The entry fee is $20 per person, which include three games, a rental ball and shoes. Teams may consist of up to five people per lane.
Awards and prizes will be given throughout the evening. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and other fundraising activities.
Admission to the sale is a non-perishable item or 50 cents, which will be donated to the Liberty Center in Fremont. Most needed items are paper products, trash bags, cleaning supplies, canned pasta and cream soups.
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